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Porter v. Clarke

There’s no way Virginia corrections officials didn’t know keeping death row inmates in solitary confinement between 23 and 24 hours a day could cause serious emotional and psychological harm, says the Fourth Circuit. And though conditions for inmates have since improved, officials haven’t promised not to revert back. So, over a dissent, the district court did not err by ordering them not to.


Tags: 2019, Deliberate Indifference, Eighth Amendment, Fourth Circuit

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